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3:28 AM Thu, Dec. 13th

Jury finds Lappe <BR>guilty of murder

PRESCOTT – Earl Ray Lappe, a 27-year-old Prescott man, faces the possibility of life in prison after a jury convicted him Thursday of first-degree murder in the 2001 shooting death of Anthony Smith.

Lappe's 10-day trial concluded with two hours of jury deliberation and a guilty verdict. A previous trial ended in a mistrial.